fabric deer head tutorial

Monday, 3 December 2012

i used drop cloth fabric, i made a pattern and then pinned it on to the fabric and then drew around it so i could see where to sew. i pinned the two head pieces to the long front face part and then stitched it together, then i stitched the antlers, i made them wider than they needed to be as when you turn them the right way its quite tricky. i used a pen to push the points out and stuffed them then i stitched the ears and added a thin layer of padding and then i pinned the antlers and ears on and stitched them to the head. now measure the back and cut a piece of fabric and turn the head inside out and stitch it to the back leaving the bottom open to turn the right way. then stuff the head and sew up the hole,
to make the antlers stay up  poked some sticks in to keep them upright and used a glue gun to secure them to the back, then i painted a log slice and used the glue gun to stick the head on to it.

here's the pattern

when cutting the pattern tape there to parts together and cut as one piece


sisters of the wild west


  1. LOVE THIS THANKS!! so much for sharing!!! XOXO Fran.

  2. Very cool and a great tutorial - thanks for sharing!

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  3. so crazycool! i love your blog header!

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  4. all day searching for a deer head tutorial and finaly I found the best. Thanks!:)

  5. I'm confused as to what the last piece in the pattern is. And did you attach the ears and antlers before turning the head inside ou? I've sewn like 2 things in my life, but I really want to make this project. I just need it dumbed down a bit :)

  6. I'm kind if confused as if the last piece of the pattern is. All else is great thanks.


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